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Steven Brewer, assistant professor of Biology, was elected June 15 as president of the Esperanto Society of New England.

An esperantist for 15 years, Brewer also is an author of haiku in Esperanto who has offered readings locally and conducted workshops at regional and national Esperanto conferences.

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Anna Nagurney, professor of Operations Management, and Tina Wakolbinger, a doctoral student in the Management Science track at the Isenberg School of Management, will conduct an invited workshop at The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations to be held Aug. 3-6 at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England.

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Dan D. Board, 59, of Amherst, a skilled laborer with the Grounds Department, died June 30 in Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, from injuries sustained in an accident at home.

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Gordon Good, 81, retired master glassblower, died June 11 in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Fla.

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Georgianna Parkin, state director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network in the Isenberg School of Management, received the Elaine Guiney Leadership Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration at its annual awards celebration in Boston on June 10.

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Faculty, alumni and students from the Social Justice Education Program in the School of Education served as invited institute facilitators at the 17th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education held June 1-2 in Miami Beach.

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The late Patricia "Trish" Silver, professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, was recently honored in a special memorial issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.

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The Massachusetts School Counselors Association (MSCA) last month presented its 2004 Special Award to John Carey, associate professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services.

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The members of the University of Massachusetts Faculty Club, Inc., the private corporation of campus faculty and staff who support the University Club, recently elected officers and board members for 2004-05.

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Jaymie W. Chernoff, director of Corporate Relations in University Advancement, was honored June 10 with a special award from the Plan for Progress and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC).

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